Attributed to the Class of Hamburg 1917.477
Date: ca. 510–500 B.C.
Culture: Greek, Attic
Medium: Terracotta; black-figure
Dimensions: H. 14 3/4 in. (37.5 cm)
Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1906
Accession Number: 06.1021.77
Among the many changes brought to the city of Athens by the ruler Peisistratos and his sons was an improved water system and new public fountains. During the latter part of the sixth century B.C., scenes of women at a fountain house became very popular on black-figure vases. Here women gather to chat and to fill their hydriai.